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Speak Out 6/29/10

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Need action

I would like to know how many things are going to happen on Cape Girardeau County Road 651 before the law steps in. Two four-wheelers were stolen and a confession was given, but nothing has been done. Men on four-wheelers have been trespassing and have hit people. Why call the cops? Nothing is ever done.

Special interests

SURELY you're not surprised. The special session of the Missouri General Assembly seems poised to do little more other than to further special interests while indulging in a little corporate welfare and crony capitalism.

Good education

TEACHERS have a difficult job. Many of them work on continued education during the summer. It is required by our state. As far as Missouri ranking 17th in the nation for education, I disagree, because the Missouri Assessment Program is a much more rigorous test than those used by most other states. Our nation is mandated, and rightly so, to educate all students. Therefore our test scores include the scores of students who have limited learning abilities. Other countries only educate the cream of the crop. If all things were equal, you would see what a terrific educational system we have.

Power in Congress

VOTERS, please take note. Watch how Congress is all about the three P's: power, perks and pork. Congress does not care about the long-term viability of this government. They care about the next election. Members of Congress get re-elected by sending money to their districts.

Wrong again

RUSH Limbaugh ranted on about how Americans "hate soccer" and how it is an "un-American" sport. Now we find out that the American audience for the World Cup was the biggest ever and that Americans bought more tickets to the event than any other country. Doesn't he ever get tired of being wrong?

More recycling

CONGRATULATIONS to Cape Girardeau on picking up 58 more tons of trash with the new recycling system. If Jackson wants to become a first-class city like Cape Girardeau, it needs to start picking up recyclables at the curb. Come on, Jackson, there's no excuse.

Wonderful air show

I'M still thinking of what a wonderful air show we had last weekend. I want to thank all the organizers. The shuttle system was livable. Traffic is always bad, but it went well, and I appreciated it. Thank you.

Speaking ability

COMMENTS about President Obama's use of a teleprompter are more amusing than damaging. Every president in recent history has used a teleprompter while making speeches. The way they speak during interviews and press conferences is a more accurate showcase of speaking ability. You may not support the policies President Obama communicates during these unscripted sessions, but he can clearly speak in an intelligent and comprehensive manner. In fact, another common anti-Obama criticism is he's too professorial when speaking. How can one guy be accused of both lacking speaking abilities -- relying on the teleprompter -- and speaking too profoundly? If you hate a person, you'll find some argument to support your cause. But is it too much to ask for a little originality?

Sitting ducks

NEVER in my worst nightmare did I ever expect to live to see the day when our men and women would be sent onto the field of battle to be killed and maimed, and that they would have to fight under rules of engagement that would make them little more than sitting ducks in a shooting gallery.

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Is soccer even in the top five most popular sports in America?

Fake sports are even more popular...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 12:53 AM

Soccer will never be as popular in the U.S. as it is in the rest of the world for one simple reason. They never stop the clock so there's no time for beer commercials!

-- Posted by Data48 on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 5:18 AM

More recycling...wash your mouth out with soap IMMEDIATELY!! We don't want curbside pick-up b/c it will cost money. We also don't pay for trash pick-up. Now get off your lazy ars and take it to the recycling center. ☻

Ahhh, I feel better now!

-- Posted by Turnip on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 11:45 AM

Speaking Ability,

Some exanples of Obama's speaking ability off teleprompter.

It's like -- it was like Special Olympics, or something." -- Barack Obama, responding to a question from Jay Leno on NBC's Tonight Show about his shoddy bowling game.

"I didn't want to get into a Nancy Reagan thing about doing any seances." -- Barack Obama, in his first press conference as President-elect, making a joke after telling reporters that he has spoken to all the living former Presidents since winning the election.

"I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." -- Obama, defending his tax plan to Ohio resident Samuel Wurzelbacher (soon known as "Joe the Plumber"), who argued that Obama's policy hurts small-business owners like himself.

"What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith..." -- Obama on ABC's This Week.

"You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing's replaced them ... And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations."

"It is wonderful to be back in Oregon," Obama said. "Over the last 15 months, we've traveled to every corner of the United States. I've now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it."

It appears that either he is inept at speaking off teleprompter or he can not help but reveal his true self or perhaps both. The people have to be the judge.

-- Posted by Balmy on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 12:00 PM

The fountain of misinformation awakens,take your geritol and go back to bed Balmy....

-- Posted by Chickenlips on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 12:25 PM

Yes Balmy, President Obama is not perfect and can make mistakes, but then we never referred to him the messiah (as conservative have).

-- Posted by concerned4all on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 4:38 PM

The fifty-seven states comment is one that Sarah Palin would never have recovered from.

And it happened, I've seen the video...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 5:46 PM

when President Obama referred to 57 states , he was alluding to Iraq , Afghanistan , Puerto Rico , Okinawa , Mexico , etc. , also .

-- Posted by Ad...man on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 8:22 PM

Chicken Lips,

Here you go again!!!! Where is the misinformation? If ignorance was a disability, you would qualify for full pension!!!!


You stumbled on the ultimate truth. He not only makes mistakes....He is One Big ars mistake America.

-- Posted by Balmy on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 8:47 PM

Yea Balmy: Those gaffes really hurt him in the election. He would have probably carried all 50 (57) states without them.

-- Posted by howdydoody on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 9:09 PM

Howdy Howdy Doody,

Great to hear that you are still dancing out there. Time for another string adjustment. Please give my best wishes to your puppeteer. I have not seen a post from your twin brother Double Doody. Perhaps his strings are in better adjustment.

John J. Fadoozle may be called to investigate the case of the absence of your string adjustment. LOL.

-- Posted by Balmy on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 9:54 PM

They didn't hurt him because they weren't widely reported. President Obama certainly did not get the Dan Quayle treatment after he correctly read an answer sheet that mispelled potato.

Talking about visiting 57 states is certainly worse than trusting the answer sheet that a teacher provided to judge a spelling bee...

-- Posted by bobby62914 on Tue, Jun 29, 2010, at 10:37 PM

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